News 31 May 2012

Supporting acts return for Queensland ASBK standalone round

Triumph’s Mitchell Carr will look to extend his lead in Australian Supersport on Sunday.

Mitchell Carr leads Australian Supersport into Queensland Raceway.

Triumph’s Mitchell Carr will look to extend his 11.5-point lead in the tightly-contested Motul Australian Supersport Championship this weekend.

Carr won both races at Hidden Valley in April to move clear of factory Honda racer Josh Hook and Yamaha rider Glenn Scott.

A pair of proven local wildcards could spoil the party of the frontrunners on race day, with Mike Jones and Brendan Clarke both immensely experienced at the 3.12km circuit.

18-year-old Jones has made the step from the Superstock-spec bike to Supersport with top results, and, complete with his vocal fan club, could be in contention for race wins this weekend.

Clarke put on a top show in a one-off appearance last year, finishing a close second in both races to eventual champion Kevin Curtain.

Both the Superbike and Supersport classes will contest a pair of 17-lap races on Sunday following initial qualifying and four-rider Superpole sessions on Saturday.

The standalone race meeting will feature action from the Honda Prostock Championship, Suzuki Superstock Championship, Dunlop Superlites Championship, BargainBikeGear 250 Production Championship and the Akrapovic Supermoto S1 and S2 classes.

On-track action will include a series of shows from stunt sensation Lukey Luke on his custom-built Triumph motorcycle.